Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 172 201
Rank change year-on-year -23 +29 -48
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 13 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.46% 2.51% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £518 £506 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.62
% change year-on-year - +8.62% -30.08%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 528 478 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 10.41% 10.40% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 294 423
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £178 £204
90th Percentile £556 £525 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.20% -40.00% -20.48%
10th Percentile £10.98 £9.36 £9.43
90th Percentile £21.95 £53.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.30 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.50% -11.11% +4.41%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 6 £413 -2.94% 2
Staffordshire -3 5 £395 +5.33% 7
Warwickshire +9 2 - - 2
Coventry -14 2 - - 2
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Logistics
3 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (30.77%) User Experience
3 4 (30.77%) FMCG
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) CISA
4 3 (23.08%) CISM
4 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) ERP
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) GDPR
4 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (23.08%) UX Design
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
5 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Security Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Web Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Web Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Delivery Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Information Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Information Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Security Advisor
2 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Compliance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Security Compliance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Product Owner
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth
1 1 (7.69%) OAuth2
1 1 (7.69%) OpenID
1 1 (7.69%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) FMCG
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Logistics
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) UX Design
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) CISA
3 3 (23.08%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CRISC
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) MBA
4 1 (7.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (23.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (23.08%) GDPR
3 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (7.69%) QA
4 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec